Beethoven- Leonore #3 and Brahms- Symphony #1 bowed masters are online. My goal is to have physical parts ready on Monday, but feel free to begin practicing now from the pdf. We will also play the Ibert- Saxophone Concertino on that concert with reduced strings. Those parts are rental and have not come in yet.
To access the Beethoven/Brahms go to Resources for Members–>Orchestra Parts–>click on “bowed master parts”
This week there are two candidates for the Director of Bands position coming to campus for interviews and auditions. Some woodwind and brass players from symphony will be playing for these conductors while the strings and I rehearse the Mahler. All woodwinds and horns please report to room 140 today prepared to play/read Gounod Petite Symphonie. Check the bulletin board and website for changing infomation. I encourage all of you to go to the student drop-in sessions. Candidate #1 will meet with students in the Foo Family lounge today at 2pm.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Concert Competition!
- Sean Frendenberg, alto saxophone – Ibert, Concertino da Camera
- Nattapol Tantikam, piano – Liszt, Piano Concerto #1 in E-flat Major
- Clarissa Osborn, clarinet – Copland, Clarinet Concerto
- Kelly Quesada, cello – Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B minor
Everyone who performed did a marvelous job, and I know the judges faced a difficult decision. A special congratulations is extended to our symphony members who also played in the finals (Sarah Pyle, Joe Ready and Margarite Waddell).